Guide to Maryland Child Custody Topics

Where to begin:

Maryland custody and visitation overview
Answers to your Maryland child custody questions. How much will going to court cost? How long will it take? Can I represent myself?

Maryland parenting plans and custody agreements
Rules and tips for making a Maryland parenting plan. Follow these guidelines for a plan you can present in trial or use to settle.

Maryland child access and visitation schedules
Ensure your custody schedule is comprehensive with these guidelines. See popular schedules and how to word the specifics.

Maryland child support payments
Instantly determine your child support by entering your incomes, parenting time and number of children. See how different parenting times affect the total.

Going to court:

Court process: 9 steps to child custody in Maryland
The child custody litigation process from start to finish, with all the resources you need. Opening a case, track assignment and more.

Filing for child custody in Maryland: 4 steps
Follow these steps while filing and serving to avoid mistakes that could stall your case. Find the forms you need and more.

Maryland child custody trials
Maryland custody trials are complicated. Understand the processes and protocols so you get what's best for your child.

Staying out of court:

Settling child custody in Maryland: 3 options
Settling is considered the best way to decide custody. Follow these steps to settle a divorce, separation or custody case with no hiccups.

More on Maryland custody:

Special circumstances in Maryland child custody cases
No two child custody cases are the same. Are you a victim of domestic violence? Are you planning to relocate? What other considerations might you be forgetting?

Resources and support for Maryland child custody
Where to turn for help with your case. Links to court resources, lawyers, help for domestic violence victims and more.

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